High needs funding arrangements: 2023 to 2024

Information for local authorities, schools and colleges about high needs funding arrangements for the 2023 to 2024 financial and academic year.

Applies to England



High needs funding: 2023 to 2024 operational guide

Read the operational guide to:

  • find out how the high needs funding streams work for all types of provision

  • help local authorities plan their 2023 to 2024 financial year high needs funding

  • help schools, colleges and providers plan their 2023 to 2024 academic year

Special free schools adjustment: a guide for local authorities

This guide explains how local authorities’ dedicated schools grants are adjusted for new and growing free schools.

Further information

Read the schools operational guide: 2023 to 2024 to help plan the local implementation of the funding system for the 2023 to 2024 financial year.

Read the high needs funding 2022 to 2023: operational guide for information about the 2022 to 2023 academic and financial year funding arrangements.

You can read the national funding formula for schools and high needs for further details of the NFF funding system for 2023 to 2024.

View the provisional national funding formula allocation tables for schools, high needs and central school services blocks for 2023 to 2024.

Published 10 August 2022